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Synonyms for lack
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Wiktionary1.5 / 2 votes

  1. lacknoun

    Antonyms:
    surplus, glut

  2. lacknoun

    To be without, to need, to require.

    My life lacks excitement.

    Antonyms:
    surplus, glut

  3. lacknoun

    To be short (of or for something).

    He'll never lack for company while he's got all that money.

    Antonyms:
    surplus, glut

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. lacknoun

    Synonyms:
    failure, scarcity, deficiency, want, need, demand, insufficiency

    Antonyms:
    fulness, abundance, sufficiency, satisfaction, supply, competence

  2. lackverb

    Synonyms:
    want, require, need, be destitute of

    Antonyms:
    supply, have abundance of

Princeton's WordNet4.0 / 1 vote

  1. lack, deficiency, wantverb

    the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable

    "there is a serious lack of insight into the problem"; "water is the critical deficiency in desert regions"; "for want of a nail the shoe was lost"

    Synonyms:
    neediness, need, deprivation, wishing, wish, want, privation, deficiency, inadequacy, insufficiency

  2. miss, lackverb

    be without

    "This soup lacks salt"; "There is something missing in my jewelry box!"

    Synonyms:
    drop, omit, lose, neglect, leave out, overleap, pretermit, miss, overlook, escape

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. lackverb

    Synonyms:
    want, need, be in want of, be in need of, be destitute of, be without

  2. lackverb

    Synonyms:
    be in want

  3. lackverb

    Synonyms:
    be wanting

  4. lacknoun

    Synonyms:
    need, deficiency, destitution, want, scantiness, insufficiency, scarcity, dearth, default, defectiveness, shortness, shortcoming, DEFICIT

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. lacknoun

    Synonyms:
    want, need, deficiency, dearth, paucity, scarcity, drought, default, deficit, insufficiency, inadequacy, shortness

  2. lackverb

    Synonyms:
    need, want, be in need of, require, sedulous

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  1. LACK

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How to use lack in a sentence?

  1. Munir Pirmohamed:

    Nevertheless, there was no evidence (to suggest) that those people over 65 were not getting evidence of efficacy, since then we’ve seen more data coming through from AstraZeneca as more people are completing the trial, which highlights again that efficacy in the elderly is seen, and there’s no evidence of lack of efficacy.

  2. Aneel Bhangu:

    There is a lack of safe and affordable surgery in low - and middle-income countries, this means that patients can take some days to get to hospital, or may choose to avoid medical treatment in the first instance due to cost.

  3. Adele Shartzer:

    It's not a surprise that women were most aware of the condom and birth control pills, but the lack of awareness of IUDs and, in particular, implants was definitely surprising, i guess I just assumed that most women have at least heard of these methods, but it seems like they really haven't.

  4. Oscar Levant:

    Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.

  5. The IAAF:

    Seb has never denied hearing rumors about corruption. In fact Seb Coe has said on many occasions that when alerted to rumors he asked people to pass them on to the ethics commission to be investigated, you may think this shows a lack of curiosity. He, and we, would argue that it shows a full duty of care. Ensuring the right people in the right place were aware of allegations and were investigating them.


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